This guide provides information on locating
military unit histories and individual service
records of discharged, retired, and deceased
military personnel. It also provides information
on locating and replacing military awards and medals. Included is contact information for
military history centers, websites for additional sources of research, and a bibliography of other publications, including related CRS reports.
You have the right to appeal any benefits decision made by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). The VA appeals process is set in law and is different from other judicial appeals processes.
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Education and Training
Regional Processing Offices
VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.
There are additional benefits that you may be
eligible for that are based on a favorable decision for
a VA benefit and/or based on special circumstances.
These are known as derivatives.
The White House Veterans
Complaint Line is open
for download through the NVLSP website,
when you travel in search of a job.
1-877-881-7618 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
Many state and local organizations help
veterans and their families.
Here are some resources for mental
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Disability Service Connection
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Temporary Total Disability Rating
38 U.S.C. 1151
Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing
Special Home Adaptation
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child
Change of Address
A general list of other Federal agencies that
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Service members, Veterans, and their families.
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Since 2005 This Is The Site VA Reads
When They Want To Learn What They've Been Doing
The state or quality of lasting or remaining unchanged indefinitely.
"the clarity and permanence of the dyes"
synonyms: stability, durability, permanency, fixity, fixedness, changelessness, immutability,
endurance, constancy, continuity, immortality, indestructibility, perpetuity, endlessness
"the permanence of their relationship gives them a mutual sense of security"
Jim; Not sure if you have seen this yet. I’ve attached an “invitation” one of our clients received inviting him to participate in the RAMP program. We had to read it about 5 times to understand everything, so I would highly recommend any veteran getting one of these to seek the advice of a rep or attorney. We can definitely see where making the wrong selection could be detrimental. We're happy to offer free evaluations to any veteran who gets a RAMP letter. /s/ Julie Glover
NOBODY is coming after your TDIU benefits.
Learn the facts about Unemployability here.
Jim Strickland is a nationally known advocate for veterans
and a member of the
If you don't have your flu shot yet, hustle down to your VA clinic and get it today.
We need you to stick around and not die of the flu this season. Thanks.
Department of Veterans Affairs officials announced on Wednesday their new Aurora hospital will no longer have a post-traumatic stress disorder facility when they first open their doors.
It would appear that competent,
highly qualified people don't want to work in a cesspool.
Go figure that VA can't staff it's hospitals and clinics.
This situation must never happen again
Are you being screened for substance abuse?
How will that affect your disability or education benefits?
On soldiers with PTSD: Higbie derided members of the military suffering from severe
PTSD as having "a weak mind" and said 75% of those afflicted were either lying
or milking it for federal money. "But severe PTSD, where guys are bugging out and
doing violent acts, is a trait of a weak mind. when someone performs an act of violence
that is a, it is a weak mind. That is a crazy person, and the
fact that they're trying to hide it behind PTSD makes me want to vomit."
This video, like dozens more similar to it, raises the question; "Why does VA continue
to piss away taxpayer dollars on bullshit like this?" The public relations functions
at VA are well funded and very active putting lipstick on the pig.
I challenge any one of you to tell me what the narrator said in 50 words or less.
This is a good demonstration of why VA doesn't work.
We say end all the public relations feel good nonsense and
put that money to work for veterans!
From: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2018 1:13 PM
Subject: VA’s Preparations for Possible Lapse in FY 2018 Appropriations
As many of you are aware, the current Continuing Resolution providing funding for the government expires on January 19, 2018. VA’s mission to serve Veterans puts us in a unique position of having both multi-year appropriations and carryover funding. At this time, all employees will continue to report to work to serve our Veterans, unless notified by a supervisor.
Prudent management requires that we be prepared for all contingencies. VA has a contingency plan for executing an orderly shutdown in the event a lapse in multi-year appropriations and carryover funding occurs. The plan is posted on the VA website and can be accessed from the following URL at: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/43654/va-contingency-plan-2017/. Employees will be notified as to their work status by their supervisor, in consultation with their Human Resources Office, in the event VA exhausts its carryover funding.
To reiterate, in the event of a lapse in appropriations, VA employees continue to report to work as scheduled. I will provide you with updated and timely information on any further developments. Thank you for your continued service to the Department, the Nation, and our Veterans.
Peter J. Shelby
Human Resources and Administration
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